Courses & Units

Microbiology Research Project KLA392

Hobart

Note:

This unit is restricted to students progressing toward a BSc with a major in microbiology (or a food safety focus/major in the BBiotech/BBiotechMedRes), with a Credit average or better in third year undergraduate microbiology units. This unit is usually undertaken in Semester 2 and is subject to the availability of a suitable project, resources and supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Unit Coordinator before enrolling.  Interested students who have not undertaken the nominated prerequisite units should contact the Unit Co-ordinator to discuss possible entry to the unit. This unit can be counted towards a Microbiology major.

Introduction

This unit consists of a one semester-long individual research project in the area of food, environmental or medical microbiology and under the supervision of an experienced researcher approved by the School of Land and Food. Normally the project will complement existing research projects of the supervisor, and the project must be agreed between the student and supervisor. It is not necessary for the student to nominate the project, although this may be possible in some cases.

The objectives of this unit are to enable students to undertake a small, independent, research project, under supervision and including development of the research plan, undertaking the research, development of associated technical skills, and analysing, communicating, and placing the results in context of the relevant body of knowledge via several traditional methods of scientific communication. Projects must be completed within a Semester, involving approximately 80 - 100 hours of laboratory research, study and writing.

Summary

Unit name Microbiology Research Project
Unit code KLA392
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator

Assoc Prof Tom Ross

Teaching staff

Others from the Centre for Food Safety and Innovation of the School of Land and Food, or Menzies Centre.

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 050199

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

At least three of:KLA398, KLA396, KLA394,CJA313,CJA314

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Flexible hours, but approximately 6 to 8 hours per week for 13 weeks, and with regular communication with, and reporting to, the nominated academic supervisor.

Assessment

Research plan (10%), research journal (10%), research performance (competence in relevant laboratory methods including Workplace Health and Safety protocols, analytical methods, time management, etc) (20%), research seminar presentation (10%); formal project report - 6,000 to 8,000 words (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Recommended

None. Appropriate readings, available electronically, will be recommended.

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